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Boulder Community Hospital computer system crash frustrates patients

Boulder Community Hospital’s Meditech system has been down since last Tuesday and is not expected to return to a fully operational state until this Friday. No official word on what caused the outage or what is delaying the return to service. All users across the facility are on paper.

Health System Implements new Electronic Medical Records on March 18th

111-bed Beloit Memorial Hospital goes live on Cerner this week.

Lifespan Takes Major Step to Transform Health Care Delivery

Five-hospital system Lifespan, Rhode Island’s largest health care system, selects Epic to bring all of its facilities onto a single system. Implementation will start this spring, conclude in 2015, and cost $90 million.

KLAS Diagnoses EMR Usability Concerns

KLAS releases a report on acute EMR usability, measuring specific Meaningful Use related functions such as CPOE, problem list, and physician documentation. No vendor excelled, but Cerner and Epic fared best.

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